Talk:March 2006 tornado outbreak sequence

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Where did the fatality in Shelby County, TN come from?? It's listed on this page, but the Memphis area was not affected by this outbreak. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.50.95.2 (talk) 10:50, 7 March 2011 (UTC)


Isn't this a news an not an encyclopedic article? Why should this go in an encyclopedia? I'm confused, please help. Rklawton 05:24, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

It's a current event and will be cleaned up. CrazyC83 05:57, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm still confused. Do we keep current events in Wikipedia? I thougth Wikinews handled current events. What's the difference between the two? Rklawton 06:51, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
When it is no longer current, this article will be around forever as a research and encyclopedia page on the outbreak. It was truly a historic weekend (that continues to this moment) and this page will be a reference to this outbreak. CrazyC83 17:41, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I live in the area. I may drive around a take a few pictures. Given the number of fatalities and the amount of damage, I'd say these storms are pretty routine for this time of year in this area. If they set any sort of record, then perhaps they'd rate an article. You still haven't explained why you wouldn't just create an article in Wikinews. Those articles don't go away either, and we can reference them from here just as easily. Since I'm still a total noob, I'm hoping your explanation might help me learn more about writing for these excellent resources. Rklawton 01:34, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Actually, I think that this particular outbreak was more severe than most in the past 10 years. 120+ reports of tornadoes is quite prolific, and the intensity of the storm was surprising for early March. I also believe it deserves mention for the damage done in the metropolitan areas of both Springfields (Missouri, and Illinois). Finally, the supercell that crossed two states and produced one of the longest-track tornadoes in recent history (2 hours, nearly 100 miles) almost deserves its own article. Wikinews is good for individual aspects of this larger-scale event. —Rob (talk) 01:44, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
While the 120 number seems quite high (since many were probably multiple reports of the same tornado), there were easily 70 or more actual tornadoes over the five-day period covered, with at least 50 yesterday. You never know though, they may find new tornadoes (probably weak F0's or F1's) and declare it a 100+ outbreak...also the 14 deaths give the article extra mention. We could use some pictures on this page though (I don't know how to upload). CrazyC83 03:53, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
I added some photos from Springfield where I followed the tornado track, but I didn't find the damage all that impressive - mostly roofs and utility poles. When I think of impressive tornados, I think of Xenia, Ohio, and Waco, Texas. Rklawton 20:08, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
It was only a low-end F2 in Springfield though. (The damage would be like that of a Category 3 hurricane) The F3's and F4's which were mostly in rural areas have much more impressive damage. CrazyC83 21:34, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Classification[edit]

Seems more detailed than most Start-class articles IMO. CrazyC83 03:37, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Supercell Map[edit]

Are there any maps or the like that show the path length of the Supercell that occurred on March 12th? --LK Thurisaz (talk) 14:36, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Little River County, AR[edit]

The death toll box lists a fatality in Little River County, AR. Is this accurate? I don't think it occurred. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.131.93.220 (talk) 04:43, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

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